AV-Test Linux Test

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by IBK, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. IBK

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  2. Minimalist

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    Thanks for sharing. Nice results for ESET :thumb:
     
  3. J_L

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    Now if this was in the UNIX section... Anyhow, I don't see why Linux servers have to act like a UTM of sorts for connected Windows PC's. Might be good like charity work or improving the overall health of the community, but I wouldn't personally bottleneck my own servers for that. ;)
     
  4. SuperSapien

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    I found an interesting study done by AVTest https://www.av-test.org/en/news/new...nst-windows-and-linux-malware-put-to-the-test in the test most of the free AV options faired poorly.
    Although malware and viruses aren't much of an issue for the average home user if however your dual-booting with Windows or running WINE software an AV would make sense and of course configuring the Firewall and using Firejail.
    But maybe I'm naive:D, your thoughts?
     
  5. zakazak

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    Also for ESET:
    Great products and great company. Not only are their produtcs & technology performing on top (no matter if android, windows or linux) but also when it comes to ethical reasons and trust, then ESET would always be my first choice.

    Edit: Has anyone tried installing ESET on arch yet? The AUR package wont work and there arent any google results either :)
     
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  6. Minimalist

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    I agree. When I use AV, ESET is the one that gets installed. Emsisoft and Avira are two others that I have good opinion about.
     
  7. zakazak

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    Emisoft yes,
    avira no way...it has been known for installing adware on its free-users :/
     
  8. Minimalist

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    Yes I was comparing paid AVs. IMO they can hardly be compared to free ones.
     
  9. summerheat

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    Sigh - here we are again. You're jumping on every available train to find confirmation for your assertion that Linux is unsafe. Apart from the question how reliable those Kaspersky figures really are (they want to sell their products after all) - did you notice that Kasperky is specifically talking about Linux servers? Servers have open ports (unlike desktop systems) - that's why they are servers. And it's a well-known fact that many cheap (rental) Linux servers do not get (security) updates over a long time (mantra 1: "Never change a running system!", mantra 2: "Uptime over 99.999%!"), are often miserably configured and use unsafe passwords. What has that got to do with Linux desktop systems?

    For Linux desktop systems it's true what the comment at the bottom of the av-test.org page says:
     
  10. SuperSapien

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    Yeah I agree and if I'm not mistaking the license is crossplatform.
     
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    True, so true.
    But for some, such level-headed rationality leaves no room to indulge in their neurosis.
     
  12. Mrkvonic

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    "Anyone who stays abreast of malware, regularly keeps their system up to date, does not open up any non-essential ports, only installs software from reliable sources, prohibits the Web browser from automatically executing active content and does not click on everything that has not disappeared on a count of three out of the mail client or from the desktop, actually has nothing to worry about in terms of malware under..."

    ...any operating system.

    Mrk
     
  13. Minimalist

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    I agree 100%.
     
  14. oliverjia

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    This test is a joke. Tested under Ubuntu 12.04LTS desktop edition. Are you kidding me? Who still use this dinosaur OS?
     
  15. amarildojr

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    Why is that a joke, exactly? Ubuntu 12.04 is still supported, IIRC until 2017.
     
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